C-U at the Movies: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013


C-U at the Movies: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013


Roger Ebert


Still images, text, and other works related to the life an career of American film critic Roger Ebert


Sherrie Bowser; Tom Kuipers


The Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library




All images are provided for personal and educational use. Users planning to reproduce/publish images in books, articles, exhibits, videos, electronic transmission or other media must request permission by emailing archives@urbanafree.org

Collection Items

16th Annual Ebertfest at the Virginia Theater
16th Annual Ebertfest at the Virginia Theater in Champaign.

The Princess Theater
Ebert regularly visited the Princess Theater on Main St. in Urbana to see films in his youth.

All the King's Men Book Cover
Robert Penn Warren'sĀ All the King's Men was one of Ebert's recommended books.

Ebert in darkened auditorium, 1989
Roger Ebert seated in the darkened Gregory Hall Auditorium at the University of Illinois

Steak n' Shake Floor Plan
Floor plan for Ebert's favorite childhood restaurant, Steak N' Shake, on Green Street in Champaign.

Roger Ebert at the candy counter, 1989
Roger Ebert at the Princess Theater candy counter for 1989 News-Gazette photo-op.

Roger Ebert, 1967
Roger Ebert at a desk working on galley proofs of "An ILLINI Century."

Roger Ebert Student ID, 1959
Roger Ebert's Freshman identification card from the University of Illinois.

Roger and Chaz
Roger and Chaz Ebert on their wedding day,

Ebert signature in TUFL book
Roger Ebert's signature found within The Urbana Free Library's copy of "The Future of Movies" by Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.
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